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Garrett County man arrested on sexual abuse charges

March 21st, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News report an Oakland man is awaiting sentencing after he was convicted in Garrett County Circuit Court last week of sexually abusing a minor.

Paul Kip Burns, 52, was also convicted of incest, perverted practice, fourth-degree sexual offense and second-degree assault, according to State's Attorney Christian Mash. 

Following the two-day jury trial, Judge Terrance McGann ordered a presentence investigation. Burns remains jailed in the Garrett County Detention Center.

The charges stemmed from incidents in June 2022 when a 17 year old victim reported sexual abuse to law enforcement, Mash said.